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Child Care Administrator

20-307-2 Certificate (C) 18 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Lead teachers or program directors currently employed in early childhood programs will benefit from this certificate. You will receive an overview of the roles and responsibilities of administrators in early childhood programs, and will learn about budgeting, fiscal management, marketing, licensing and accreditation, as well as operations and facility management. You’ll also explore best practices relating to child growth and development to help you establish a quality child care program. Upon completion, you'll be prepared for the administrator credential from The Registry, Wisconsin's Recognition System for the Childhood Care and Education Profession.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Administration/Supervision-Early Childhood
10-307-180
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Prepares participants to receive a certificate in childcare administration from FVTC and a credential as a childcare administrator from the Registry. This course includes an overview of the roles and responsibilities of directors, coordinators, supervisors and other administrators in early childhood programs. Must be a lead teacher or program director.
Managing Finances/Planning-Early Childhood
10-307-181
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Includes a review of principles and practices of budget planning, budget preparation and fiscal management. Must be a lead teacher or program director.
Operations Management-Early Childhood
10-307-182
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Includes discussion and practical applications related to scheduling, staffing, facilities management, equipment acquisition and maintenance, service delivery, maintaining records and communication. Must be a lead teacher or program director.
External Environments-Early Childhood
10-307-183
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examines the external factors and relationships which affect early childhood program quality and ability to flourish. Content includes how to conduct surveys, basic marketing principles, licensing and accreditation requirements, collaboration with other organizations, developing funding resources, advocacy, and working for and with change. Must be a lead teacher or program director.
Best Practices/Young Children & Families
10-307-184
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Includes information for establishing and maintaining quality programs based on professional standards and using the best available information on child growth and development in order to provide a family friendly service. Must be a lead teacher or program director.
Administrative Seminar-Early Childhood
10-307-185
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. An advanced course in the six-course series required to receive a credential as a childcare administrator from The Registry and/or a certificate in childcare administration from FVTC. Major individual projects are required with a focus on integration of program aspects in developing strategies planning for change.
Prereq: Administration/Supervision (10307180); Managing Finances/Planning (10307181); Operations Management (10307182); External Environments (10307183); Best Practices/Young Child (10307184) or instructor consent

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